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COVID-19 UPDATE 22/11/2021: The College Will be Closed Until 10/12/2021


Following the update of 1 positive case of COVID-19 in the community on 17/08/2021, the government has announced that from 11:59pm Tuesday 17 August, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4. The lockdown is initially for 7 days in Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula and 3 days in the rest of the country. COVID-19 media conference — 17 August 2021 | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz).


On 23 August, the government announced that all of New Zealand will remain at level 4 for an additional four days, until 11.59 p.m. Friday, 27 August. COVID-19 media conference — 23 August 2021 at 4pm | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 30 August, the government confirmed that Auckland will remain in Alert level 4 for another 2 weeks until 12/09/2021. COVID-19 media conference — 30 August 2021 at 4pm | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 13 September, the government confirmed that Auckland will remain at level 4 until 11.59 p.m. next Tuesday, 21 September. COVID-19 media conference — 13 September 2021 at 4pm | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 20 September, the government announced that Auckland will move to level 3 at 11:59pm Tuesday night for at least 2 weeks. COVID-19 media conference — 20 September 2021 | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 4 October, the government has announced that 3-step plan for Auckland to ease the restrictions under Alert Level 3. Auckland restrictions eased in steps | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 1 November, the government has announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 3, Step 2 on Tuesday 9 November at 11:59pm. COVID-19 restrictions to ease in Waikato tomorrow; Auckland to move next week | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 8 November, the government has confirmed it will ease the restrictions in Auckland at 11.50 p.m. Tuesday night. COVID-19 media conference — 8 November 2021 at 4pm | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


On 22 November, the government has announced that that the whole country will move into the new traffic light system, at 11.59 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December. COVID-19 media conference — 22 November 2021 at 4pm | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


In response to the government's announcement, Business College has made the following arrangements:

  • The College will be closed from 18/08/2021 until 10/12/2021. Classes will continue to be delivered online during this period.

  • We will wait for government updates and announce further class arrangements as the situation develops.

  • We advise all students to follow government advice and stay at home.

  • For detailed contact information regarding various questions, please see https://www.businesscollege.net.nz/post/support-for-students-during-covid-19-lockdown

Detailed Information on COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) can be found on COVID-19 Protection Framework | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)


As per usual, students should watch out for new updates from their teachers and the Business College website regarding future class arrangements.

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